MBPJ, KTMB Urged To Upgrade Drains To Stop Floodings


MBPJ, KTMB Urged To Upgrade Drains To Prevent Flooding

PETALING JAYA, 4th SEPT: Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) and Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTMB) are urged to solve the problem of clogged drains, which is causing flash floods in the Jalan Railway housing area.

ADUN for Bukit Gasing, Rajiv Rishyakaran said the residents have been experiencing flash floods for the last eight years due poor maintenance of the drainage systems within the KTMB’s vicinities.

He also said that KTMB should maintain the drainage systems regularly, at least once a month, to prevent floods from plaguing the local residents.


In the meantime, a resident, Dhanaraj, 59, said he often puts the problem forward to the MBPJ, but to no avail.

“My house is in a low area. Whenever it rains, water will definitely flood the house. The water does not seem to be flowing into the drain. I imagine that either the drain is be too low or it’s simply incapable of containing a large amount of water,” said Dhanaraj, who has been living in the area for 40 years.

Another resident, Wong Ah Lek, 49, said his house is flooded at least three times a month. This is causing a lot of distress on his life.

“Now that it’s the rainy season again, I am asking for an immediate remedy to overcome this problem,” he said.

The local residents wish for the MBPJ to send notice to the KTMB to maintain the drainage system in the area, which is inhabited by more than 60 houses.

Wong also added that the MBPJ should consider building a new drain that is larger and higher as the existing one is ineffective in draining the rainwater.

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